Innovation Advisor, Agri-Business
Mike has an extensive background in senior executive positions for a number of Canada’s largest corporate farming operations and as an owner operator. He has been directly involved in or responsible for mushroom farming operations in 6 of Canada’s 10 provinces.
Mike Manion has held senior leadership roles within Campbell Soup Co Ltd, Conagra, who at various times were among the largest mushroom growers in North America Moneys Mushrooms, and finally as a Senior Vice President helped Rolland Farms,” a family farm” to achieve National status and to be one of the largest corporate farming operations in Canada with sales in excess of $100 million, production of 1,000,000 lbs a week of mushrooms and over a 1000 employees.
Currently, Mike is CEO of Agrisco Supplies Inc an Agricultural Consulting Company. Within this consultancy Mike is an Executive in Residence with Foresight Cleantech Accelerator and occupies agriculture-focused advisory roles with organizations including the Pitt Meadows Agriculture Advisory, Metro Vancouver Agriculture Committee (current chair) and past Ministers Agricultural Advisory Council.
Mike currently is also a director of the Investment Agricultural Foundation of BC.